The hub will have hydrogen production, storage and delivery infrastructure developed in the highland city. The partnership will undoubtably confirm future hub sites in the near future.

Demolition and clearance of the site is being undertaken by SGN, and is expected to take 12 weeks. Following completion of this work, Getech will begin the development of its planned green hydrogen facilities, subject to necessary approvals.

Dr. Jonathan Copus, CEO of Getech, said, “Today marks the start of the groundworks needed to progress our green hydrogen hub in Inverness. The hub, which is located between the city’s rail depot and the industrial area, is uniquely positioned to supply large-volume anchor transport customers.

“The facility, planned to scale over time to a 20MW capacity, producing c.8 tonnes of green hydrogen each day, will supply rail demand from Inverness station and a significant portion of the area’s heavy goods vehicles and bus fleets.

“We share a vision with SGN and the Highland Council to establish the Inverness hub as an anchor asset for a world-class green hydrogen network spanning the Scottish Highlands. This network will support job creation, deliver energy security and provide a sustainable path for the region’s net zero transition.

“Through the application of our geospatial and economic analytics, Getech is ideally positioned to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen and to grow its market share in the energy transition.

“With the UK government targeting at least 50% of its 10GW by 2030 hydrogen production to come from green hydrogen, we look forward to replicating and scaling our operations, both in the UK and internationally.”

Marcus Hunt, Director of Commercial Services and Investments at SGN, said, “It’s great to see the start of the re-generation of SGN’s redundant gas holder site in Inverness. SGN and Getech are aligned around the concept of making green hydrogen a reality in the Highlands and the UK.

“The opportunity to transform redundant industrial sites, like this one, into green hydrogen transport hubs is a great example of how hydrogen offers a path to revitalising the country’s infrastructure on the journey to a low-carbon economy.

“This project is an important foundation which could help accelerate the Highlands’ broader hydrogen economy and support the UK’s journey to net zero.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.